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Colbert I. King

Colbert I. “Colby” King writes a column -- sometimes about D.C., sometimes about politics -- that runs on Saturdays. In 2003, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. King joined the Post’s editorial board in 1990 and served as deputy editorial pag


I own a gun. Here’s why I’m not getting a concealed-carry license.

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 07:28:52 EDT

Back when I carried a gun, I enjoyed it — too much.

Trump is guilty of conduct unbecoming a president

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 02:45:10 EDT

What if the president could be charged under Article 133 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice?

Concealed guns are already all over D.C.

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 06:26:36 EDT

Lifting concealed-carry restrictions may have little effect on the daily gun-related homicides, assaults and robberies on our streets.

Trump’s the one who should stop disrespecting our flag

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 07:23:13 EDT

The protests of NFL players and owners were a rebuke of the president and his disdain for the Constitution.

Once upon a time, I was a gang member

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:39:27 EDT

A prevention workshop on youth gun violence in the District could not have come at a better time.

Mnuchin and Pompeo should recuse themselves from the Russia investigation

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:43:37 EDT

A serious question of partiality surrounds the heads of two agencies supporting the special counsel’s probe.

The removal of Confederate windows at National Cathedral was no cause for celebration

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:14:59 EDT

Jackson and Lee are finally gone. But we still have so far to go.

A small, human disaster close at hand

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 07:02:48 EDT

A D.C. woman threw a cup of urine on a bus driver and tried to justify it. How could that happen?

A monument more ‘beautiful’ than any Confederate statue

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 07:41:00 EDT

The Thaddeus Stevens School, built for black children who “endured the pain,” is blocks away from Trump’s White House.

Trump falls for the same old losing strategy on Afghanistan

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:51:09 EDT

Nothing new here, folks.